I received a free copy from this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you!
Sam dies. Four days later she crawls out of her grave, where her boyfriend Ethan is already waiting for her. Together they run away to live a happy life together. But, Sam isn't completely herself any more, the 'experience' of her death causes her to suck the life out others...
It started quite good, I liked the idea of the vampire-zombie hybrid from the POV of the vampire-zombie. How was she going to live with herself (no pun intended :) ). As Sam and Ethan try to fit in (which is just incredibly easy in this novel, there's never one thing they don't succeed in at the first try. Finding jobs, faking school records, they make it sound easy), the book takes a turn for the worse.
Sam is no honours student, as the book tells you repeatedly, and which is fine, but she is so stupid and naive. In the end I resolved to double facepalms, as I felt one facepalm just wasn't going to work. It's so obvious she's making the wrong decision every single time. (It's a talent, I guess, you normally should at least get some of them right).
And it's only logical that the bitch from school is actually a witch who's put everyone under a spell to 'like/follow' her. Naturally, this bitch-witch is the enemy, only though Sam only just met her. I also had some problems with the magic in this book. It was just too convenient for my liking. For everything is a spell. Like one that brings you back to life, but not the tumour inside you, for some reason... And(show spoiler)
is just ridiculous, as is the ending, because(show spoiler)
It didn't work for me, would not recommend.